(a) In the event that not all eligible students in those schools designated as participating schools can be participants, a school district must select a uniform objective criterion for purposes of determining which eligible students will participate in programs receiving funds from SCE and/or Title I as amended. The criterion selected must ensure that the students of greatest need are selected as participants.
(b) The total number of students receiving ESEA, Title I and SCE funds, as determined by district policy pursuant to this article, must not exceed the total number of students who score below the fiftieth percentile on a nationally normed achievement test unless the district is able to demonstrate that such a policy is appropriate.
Education Code 54005
Education Code 54004.3,
United States Code, Title 20, Section 2733